• nobody nobody
    June 30, 2008
    can you us baking soda to keep the sores dry?
    nobody nobody
    June 30, 2008

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  • Julia September 12, 2008
    Julia
    June 30, 2008

    Thank you for the question.

     

    Yes, you can put baking soda on sores. Check out Dr. Charlotte Grayson's article on Managing Genital Herpes Symptoms and Outbreaks for more information.

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    • lesley
      March 17, 2011
      lesley
      March 17, 2011

      Dr. Charlotte Grayson has great suggestions, but one.  Do NOT take a warm bath.  Herpes feeds off heat.  It will spread in warm water.  Don't know why on earth people suggest this.  It's really contraindicated.

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    • lesley
      March 17, 2011
      lesley
      March 17, 2011

      aloe vera gel is the best thing i've tried to heal the outbreaks.  so cooling and soothing.  also try alkalizing your body by drinking baking soda in water every day.  all disease comes from an acidic body.  alkalizing really helps heal the herpes.  celery is very alkalizing. 

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    • curiousme1123
      October 05, 2011
      curiousme1123
      October 05, 2011

      drinking baking soda in water? is that even safe? ive recently found out i hvae genital herpes and i just havent figured out the best way to deal with the pain, itching and really just the fastest way to dry the sores and get them gone!!! ugh!! its annoying to be honest i get an outbreak alot more often the my boyfriend....they say its more likely for women to have more outbreaks then men but good grief sometimes i go months without them and then other times i get one every month either right before or right after my menstual cycle...does anyone else have this problem and if so, how do you deal with it or what do you use?????HELP

       

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